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ryan sat down for his first talk show appearance since the election. the congressman told david gregory that it is premature to talk about whether he will run for president in 2016. >> i represent wisconsin and i am chairman of the budget committee. i think i can do my job representing the people i work for by focusing on that right now than focusing on these distant things. >>> a new anti-chuck hagel ad has popped up. the ad is from a conservative group called americans for strong defense. at least five other groups from the right and left are a organizing to block hagel's nomination. the president out on tuesday. republican congressman paul ryan said both parties are waiting on the president. >> the question many of us are asking, is he looking to play politics or does he want to solve the problem? we don't know the answer to that yet. we know there are a late of democrats in kwg who want to solve this problem, fix this mess and many of us agree with that. >> white house correspondent peter alexander joining me live. on tuesday can we expect to hear from the president about actual leg
is a contributor to thegrio.com and ryan grim, d.c. bureau chief for "the huffington post." welcome to all of you. i'm glad you're watching again ryan behind you on the screen. professor peterson, we saw a lot of the president this weekend, a lengthy interview given to the new republic and that interview with hillary clinton on "60 minutes." i see republicans grumbling about that interview. is that because it made democrats seem like mature, well-mannered, adults who are trying to get something done? >> yeah. for all of their critique about what they perceived as being a softball interview, have you ever seen a republican politician on a fox news interview? certainly there's a double standard there in their mind. at the end of the day here, i think that the president and secretary clinton being in the same space at the same time is an important sort of sense for the democratic party going forward. one of the president's support of this secretary of state and what she's done in terms of all the travel and all the impact she's had internationally, but, two, it is looking forward a little bit, as mu
presidential candidate paul ryan and fellow republicans gearing up for another year of budget battles. but is the guilty plea getting ready to put on a new face? why one member of the party told them to stop being a party of stupid, when we come back. wx >>> some of the stories making headlines this morning, the death toll from rioting in egypt has risen to 31. the violence broke out saturday after a court handed down death sentences to almost two dozen local fans involved in a deadly brawl in a soccer game last year. at least 74 people were killed in that incident. many streets and stores are closed for fear of more rioting. the verdict for the 52 remaining defendants will come in march. >>> dozens of hikers stranded in flood waters in arizona have been rescued. this started from heavy rainfall, up to 50 adults and children got stranded when water rushed down mountain sides into canyons near tucson. some of them were taken out on foot, but others had to be rescued by helicopter. some of them survived by roping themselves together and using floatation dev
myself with the remarks of my colleague, mr. ryan. but i would also mention the caveat that has gotten a bit of attention is the no-pay clause without having the senate or the house, either respective chamber, not pass the budget and whether or not that meets the constitutionality, the confines of the 27th amendment. i'm not a constitutional attorney. i am not an attorney of any type. we've -- our committee has looked at this quite a bit on our side. we think that placing the members' pay in escrow until such time as that particular chamber passes a budget is constitutional. it meets the constitutionality of the 27th amendment. as long as we -- the member actually is paid by the end of the 113th congress. there's been some questions. somebody asked me just on the floor actually for instance -- let's say, you know, x amount of times passed before the payment would be made whether or not that congress should be -- whether or not the escrow account would be accruing interest for the members and if the interest is not accrued, would that be a problem with the 27th amendment? but interest o
term is starting where his first left off, a debt ceiling crisis and paul ryan twisting the facts. the president was quite insistent monday he will not stomach hostage taking nor medicare and social recipients referred to as takers. >> the commitments we make to each other through medicare and medicaid and social security, these things do not sap our initiative, they strengthen us. they do not make us a nation of takers. they free us to take the risks that make this country great. >> and for those who need a quick campaign 2012 refresher, it was quite obvious to whom that phrase, a nation of takers, was directed at. >> we can become a society where the net majority of americans are takers, not makers. we're going to a majority of takers versus makers in america. more takers than makers in society. takers versus makers in america. >> could have been listening to ayn rand then. joining us is democratic congressman charlie rangel of new york. >> good to be back with you. >> congratulations on a new congress. in an interview today paul ryan said those comments of his had nothing whats
we are. >> geraldo: hi, everybody, that's paul ryan at the national review summit. the congressman and former vice-presidential candidate trying to cheer up republicans looking to pick a lane. here with his best advice on whether they should make love or war is the editor of the weekly standard, frequent guest on my radio show, bill kristol is here. how are you? >> fine. how are you. >> geraldo: you had paul ryan there, very charming. he voted with john boehner on the fiscal cliff negotiation indicating that maybe he is in the conciliatory wing of the republican party. how do you figure? >> well, paul ryan was there. i was at that conference this morning. one of the best things, one of the most cheered up, the attendees the most was seeing one young star after another, ted cruz, the new republican senator from texas, tom cotton, congressman from arkansas and there are a lot of young, attractive, interesting conservatives and they don't agree on everything. i think there is a lot of internal debate going on -- i know there is a lot of internal debate and public debate at the confere
's budget and one of the biggest advocates for the cuts, congressman paul ryan will be joining david gregory on "meet the press" later this morning. he chairs the house budget committee snd is pushing for changes to social security and medicare. the former vice presidential nominee will sit down for an exclusive interview today. he will be discussing the budget battle as well as the future of the republican petr. you can catch meet the press on nbc4. >>> friends and colleagues will say goodbye to a gallaudet university professor who died in a fire. she and her daughter died wednesday morning in a house fire in falls church of. both were deaf. snyder gardner taught math at gallaudet university. she helped to coach the girl's soccer team at the model secondary school on gallaudet's campus. the memorial service is in the he will stad auditorium at 2:30 this afternoon. >>> this morning a virginia man in his 80s is recovering from burn injuries after he tried to put out a massive house fire with a bucket of water. cell phone video shows the intense fire broke out last night at a million dollar ho
the way, he is smacking p i people around, smacking around paul ryan, by employing his own "takers receipt righetorrhetori >> we recognize that no matter how responsibly we live our lives, anyone of us in our time could face a sudden job loss, or illness, or a home sweat away in a terrible storm. the commitments we make to each other, through medicare and medicaid and social security, these things do not sap our initiative, they strengthen us. they do not make us a nation of takers. they free us to take the risks that make this country great. >> that is such an important point about how these programs free us. you know, we don't all have our grandmothers sleeping in the home with us because they now have social security, medicare, that changed the dynamics of poverty among elderly. who used to be the most poverty-stricken segment of society. >> and it used to be the numbers, what are the long-term budget impacts of it. what i was struck by, to go off of paul ryan's premise, in 2008, we need to come together because we're all rational people and let's do it for the common good. now it was,
minutes past the hour. time for top stories. congressman paul ryan says, when it comes to the country's financial health, the president is not taking it seriously enough. the former vice presidential candidate took to the air waves in his first live interview since the election. he said why the gop controlled house decided to buy time on the debt ceiling debate. >> they haven't put out a plan. the reason why we wanted to get the debt limit extended is so we can showcase our budgets. here's our plan for economic rule. here's our plan for balancing the budget. here's our plan for entitlement reform, which is necessary if you want to save medicare from bankruptcy and get this debt under control. >> as for 2016, ryan says it's premature to say if he will run for president. >>> several miles of the mississippi river closed this morning after two tank barges loaded with crude oil hit a railroad bridge. happened near the town of vicksburg, about 45 miles west of the jackson. one tank with 80,000 gallons of crude oil zastarted leaking. the coast guard stopped the leak. they're trying to figur
. this was better of the two games. pick it up in the second quarter. matt ryan goes deep. julio jones gets both feet in. julio jones had an unstoppable first half of the game. incredible first half of the game. look at that. does a little tap dance. 17-0. but unfortunately, falcons having trouble holding on to leads this year. matt ryan fumbles the ball. they were up three at the time. that was very important. now frank gore untouched into the end zone after about the 12 yard line. this is the 49ers now. they're up three. flacco had a chance, fourth and four. he had to complete that and get first down. the ball was thrown past the first down marker anyway. that was it. they come back from a 17-0 deficit. 28-24. if you can believe this it's the first time in 18 years that the 49ers have been to the super bowl. and this year, it will be harbaugh verse harbaugh for the lombardi trophy. here is jim harbaugh after the game. >> when you win a game like this, it's a team effort. everybody does a little and it adds up to be a lot. tremendous win for us. showed the resolve of the team. we continue in ou
for life in this nation. i want to introduce to you this young man, ryan bomberger, of the radiance foundation. ryan, come join us. god bless you. you know, before the rally, there were some wonderful sparks up on the big screen. ryan was responsible for a lot of that. >> how does it feel to be pro- life? yeah. exactly. it might be 20 degrees, but it has not put out this fire. let me just tell you it breaks my heart to see and snow -- k now, that planned parenthood crushes purpose 1000 times a day. 300,000 human lives are extinguished under the guise of choice. my amazing wife bethany and i started the radiance foundation and launched an initiative called too many aborted.com. -- toomanyaborted.com. the answer, actually, is that one is too many. can i get an amen? there you go. my biological mom had the and exploitable courage to go through nine months of eight somatic pregnancy. -- a traumatic pregnancy. when the purposes emblazoned on on our hearts at the moment of conception. the circumstance does not matter. [applause] my biological mom went through nine months, but she chose
's hope that winding down happens very quickly. chris, thanks very much. ryan smith served as a u.s. marine infantry man in iraq. he raised questions about women on the front lines. he's joining us now along with first-term congresswoman tulsey who served in combat in iraq as well. thank to both of you for joining us. and thanks for your service to the united states. what you wrote in "the wall street journal," yes, a woman is as capable as a man as pulling a trigger but our goal of our nation's war is to fight and win wars. s has the government considered whether introducing women into the above-described situation would have made my unit more or less combat effective? congresswoman, you served in iraq. respond to what ryan just wrote. >> i think this is what is going to be the biggest challenge now that the policy change has been announced, which is getting folks to understand in reality what has already been happening. the contributions that women in uniform have been making in combat settings, the hardships that they have been dealing with. >> ryan, why do you have such strong
battle budget. >> when you look at the options out there, president obama's budget proposal and paul ryan's offer, they both don't do what guys say need to be done. now you have a proposal that said you will balance the budget in years. i asked paul ryan this and i can't get an answer. how? it's going to hurt. >> there new base lines in the budget. as we know, some of the difficulty and the differences in washington were centered around the method of accounting whether it's static or dynamic. when you raise taxes, that $650 billion of additional tacks that went in because of the cliff deal, that adjusts the base line. that is going to make the numbers look differently. right? we will have to make choices. no question about it. we have committed to putting a budget out there that will bring it to balance within years. >> the fact is nobody seems to want to own up to a budget that will hurt. >> the ryan budget, the last didn't balance in almost 30 years. the way we were trying to move said look. like in most in the private sector, we want to transition from a defined benefit scenario to a d
in williamsburg we saw one possibility, which was paul ryan and others within the republican party saying to the caucus, we can't win this fight publicly. let the debt ceiling go because we're going to be blamed for the economic fallout. let's push that down the road kick the can down the road, as they say, and try to get some budget out of the senate and try to get some real spending cuts in the next three months. so paul ryan and others within the caucus are seeing a longer game here than is this freshman senator from texas. >> but if you ask paul ryan what he wants to do on gun control, he would say, i don't want to do anything on gun control. you've talked to moderate republicans -- >> what about registration? >> the only thing they might do is something on registration. >> background checks. >> that's it. no idea that you're banning weapons. no chance. >> registration is the worst. >> put it on tape. 5 0% chance it passes. >> good because hunters need 30 bullets. >> if you've seen a single republican say they support that -- >> a democratic lobbyist last night work
within the republican party. for example, congressman paul ryan, a man you know very well closely and you work with him. he says regarding the takers remark from the president's address, i understand the president will continue to use straw man arguments, affix views to your political adversaries. they do not have in order to try and win an argument by default. that's the reaction to the president saying people are not takers in this country. mccain said the president should have reached out in the speech saying this is the eight inauguration i have been to and always there's been a portion of the speech where the president says i reach out my hand because we need to work together. that wasn't in this speech. so from immigration to the rights of those who are gay in our communities and in our neighborhood, in this country, to the other issues, as far as income inequality that the president said need to be addressed, how do you get this done? >> well, tamron, i must have heard a different speech than senator mccain and paul ryan. i thought the president was very clear that we're all in thi
of the wilderness so to speak. congressman paul ryan had some advice for the gop on saturday's national review conference. then i want to play for everybody the rising star, mayor of utah, or in utah, mia love. what she had to say about the gop. >> the president will bait us. he will portray us as cruel and unyielding. we capital get rattled. we won't play the villain in his plays. we have to stay united. we have to show that if given the chance, we can govern, that we have better ideas. >> the president, i believe, is president today not because of what he does, but because of what he says because people feel like they can relate to him. people feel like -- that he can relate to them and that he understands even though he can't really -- he is not really doing anything to help the people on the ground. they feel like he understands them. >> so the take-away that the president has made the gop the villain? >> you know, i think the take-away is that they don't want to change. paul ryan's remarks in particular were -- boiled down to exactly that, didn't they? he said we've got to keep doing what
and current wisconsin congressman paul ryan will sit down with david gregory tomorrow in his first live interview since the election. you can catch this exclusive interview tomorrow at 10:30 here on nbc 4. >>> the supreme court may have to discuss whether some of president obama's appointments to the national labor relations board were unconstitutional. a federal appeals court ruled yesterday the president did not have the ability to bypass the senate and make three appoints last year during a recess. yesterday's decision could affect the appointment of richard cordray to head the newly formed consumer financial protection bureau. >>> this morning, actor burt reynolds is in the hospital battling a bad case of the flu. the 76-year-old actor is said to be in the intensive care unit at the florida hospital. he appears to be on the road to recovery. his manager releasing a short statement saying that doctors are, quote, taking care of him and his mustache, end quote. >>> it will be another chilly day today. this winter weather has brought out the full range of emotions for people in our are
ryan which was going in the right direction of controlling spending, still had a debt for the end of this year at $1,711,000,000,000,000. spent it is getting worse. >> thank you. there's a question that allowing debt to continue to build more rapidly so a debt as a share of gdp is -- on some circumstances it is inevitable. the circumstances are not what we have today. we should be getting it under control and doing so quickly. >> mr. johnson? >> congressman, figures two and three in my written test will address this issue directly. these are the congressional budget office numbers. this is the number two and you can see the impact tax cuts, to foreign wars, medicare part d which was not paid in 2008, bush tax cuts and then, of course, the financial crisis, if you moved to figure through this shows you the swing in medium-term debt projected by the cbo before and after they realize the severity of the financial crisis. 50% of gdp increased -- >> let me ask you a question. was the president right? yes or no? >> the president was right when he spoke, what did he realize was how bad i
zone. but the falcons were just as bad in this game in the second half. an interception for matt ryan. a fumble in this game for matt ryan. a bad penalty, which enabled the 49er drive to continue. and ultimately give the 49ers the lead. >> baltimore and the patriots. it was a great game. >> i tell you what happens here, the ravens get off to a slow start, the patriots run 49 plays. they run nearly 22 or 23 more plays than the ravens in the first half. they have the ball for five minutes longer than the ravens in the first half. yet they're only up 13-7 at halftime. poor clock management towards the first half hurt them. but only up 13-7. that had to feel like a victory for the ravens. in the second half, it looked like a different football team. we talk about tom brady, but joe flacco has outplayed him two years in a row. >> brother against brother, and ray lewis, his final game. >> what a way to end his career for ray lewis. and then harbaugh versus harbaugh, the two brothers square off. >> gut check, super bowl xlvii, what is your gut, my friend? >> i like the ravens. i think it's j
their personal decisions about their health care. >> and when you see that 9%, on what is the paul ryan, the no exceptions position on abortion, the abortion that was held by all of those crazy republicans who tried to justify it this year by saying things like, well, you know in rape, the female body has defenses against pregnancy and rape, and all that nutty stuff. that view is held by 9% of the population, which is an impossible electoral position for the republican party. >> that is what i think, and that is what they are saying at the planned parenthood. they are so out of step, these representatives across the country, they are so out of step on women and women's health care access. what we saw in the election, this extreme position on women's health, overturning roe v. wade, getting rid of planned parenthood. that probably cost him the election, certainly with women and younger voters. and i think it will cost other folks, as well. >> and the polling is showing an expanding favorability for abortion rights, and republicans always do this. it is never confused with abortion. they
the compromise will happen. we'll see--the house will come up with their paul ryan budget on steroids that they're planning right now and the senate will have to find compromise or common ground that the white house can agree to as well, and then we'll be back where we were at the end of 2011. i think the republicans definitely do--are taking a moment to regroup so they can fight that battle, and it will be a similar battle to the ones we've seen before. >> cenk: grace wyler, michael shure, we appreciate it. mark my words, they will shut the government down. they will do whatever they need to do. they will be as obstinate as humanly possible. they will sacrifice everything, the republicans will. the only thing they will not sacrifice are the bondholders who are their bosses. all right when we come back, a gun buy back in los angeles actually brought in rpgs rocket propelled grenades. is it a smart idea to do that or not? we'll talk to the guy running the program when we return. >> shotguns, pistols and even assault rifles, some rusted, some brand new. la county sheriff deputy stacked them. the
the candidate. you know, for paul ryan to say it -- make a straw man, the other day about president obama and for these words to be used, they're so polarizing command at don't think it's right. the american people are sick and tired of it, but that is why we're seeing. lou: object for being dismissed. here you're objecting. >> objecting to the language that they are using. i think that it is harmful to the american culture. lou: well, the gun-control debate will be a perfect place to watch the civility return and everybody turned down the thermostat a little bit. >> i think it is a chicken and egg problem. i suspect that these people are elected precisely because they appeal to half the electorate. i don't know that the president's cause polarization as much as they reflect the people who elect them, and so i think that -- we do have a country it is polarized. is not just in washington. is in the nation as a whole. lou: what i did not see happen in washington d.c., either yesterday or today, i did not see polarization reflected on the part of either the party teefor affairs committee in
with congressman leo ryan in jonestown in 1978. jim jones' followers opened fire on them on the airstrip, killing the congressman. >> i've been shot with a gun similar to the kinds of guns they used in newtown. >> reporter: 35 years later, this exhibit is a direct response to the newtown, connecticut, massacre and the gun control debate it has spawned. >> our trauma is spawned individually. >> reporter: this local artist did work that's called simply "lost." >> look for the light which comes from leonard cohen's wonderful piece "anthem." it talks about in every door there's a crack of light. from this dark loss we can look into the light and find the future. >> reporter: and for one artist, this debate is not for or against. >> i was brought up using guns. >> reporter: brian comes from a family of hunters in central pennsylvania. >> i think we need to think about what is proper use and improper use. >> reporter: american art has often been vocal and radical, and krauss says a call to arms is supposed to be openly political, to motivate public opinion, stir the debate. a constitutional conversati
that's not what social security and medicare are, a jab not only at mitt romney but paul ryan, who he will be dealing with. >> when you have a guy who has bullied you in the schoolyard for four years and you finally fight the bully and you beat them like he just did in this election, you're not as afraid of the bully as you was or at least cautious. i think they bullied this president. he went to the mat and re-elected with a wider margin than george bush and saying the bullying is over. we're either going to fight or work together. >> the problem is both sides feel like they were bullied over the past four years and they've got to figure out how to work together over the next four years. i want to talk about yesterday with you quickly and open it up. it struck me as a son of the south, like you, son of the south, second inaugurations struck me as actually more remarkable moment in the history of race relations, because when the president was inaugurated the first time, we all stopped, kind of like everybody in america was collectively at time square looking up at the ticker that said
of higher education. >>> former republican vice presidential candidate paul ryan is urging his party to stay unitied. he spoke to a group of conservatives yesterday in washington. he told the crowd they must stick agent together and pick their fights against president obama during his second term. he is calling obama care 13,000 pages of regulations. >> sometimes we will have to reject the president's proposals. that time might come more than once. and sometimes we'll have to make them better. the president will bait us. he will portray us as cruel and unruling. >> the wisconsin congressman is positioning himself for a possible run for the white house in 2016. the party must briden its appeal to include more minorities and women. >>> chuck hagels nomination to replies leon panetta. the former nebraska senator is expected to appear before the armed services committee on thursday. hagel is a republican but his nomination is opposed by interest groups from both parties. the conservative organization for americans for strong defense is running tv ads saying hagel would weaken national security.
. >> lester, while you were talking, the picture we're looking at now, paul ryan exiting behind jay-z. mitt romney we're told is at home with his wife, ann, in lahoya, california. someone close to them said they did not believe he would be watching today. but paul ryan must be thinking about what a long, strange trip it's been the last couple of months. andrea mitchell, how was the view different from your location? >> well, as you know, often who is challenging the ban on gay rights prop 8. and i was really -- you know, you've talked about the other issues that were addressed in the speech, the substantive issues about medicare, medicaid, entitlements, climate change, the other policies. i was really struck by his saying that we will not all be free. you know, he mentioned stonew l stonewall. that was the horrible riot in new york city in greenwich village against gay rights. he said our journey will not be complete until our gay brothers and sisters are treated equally under the law. so that, to me, was another unprecedented mention in an inaugural address. brian. >> and let's go inside
to wisconsin congressman and republican vice presidential nominee, paul ryan, who called recipients of federal benefits takers during the 2012 presidential campaign. >> the commitments we make to each other, through medicare and medicaid and social security, these things do not sap our initiative, they strengthen us. they do not make us a nation of takers, they free us to take the risks that make this country great. >> obama became the first president to use the word "gay" in an inaugural address, casting the fight for gay rights as part of a broader struggle for equality. >> we, the people, declared today that the most evident of truths, that all of us are created equal. is the star that guides us still, just as it guided our forebearers through seneca falls and stonewall, our journey is not complete until our gay brothers and sisters are treated like anybody else under the law. >> and if there was any question about whether president obama would go big in his second term, he answered that in this address, laying out an ambitious second-term agenda from tax reform, to immigration overhaul, pr
, using paul ryan as his salesman, urged his members to make their stand on the budget and sequesters. jake sherman writes, in roughly 48 hours, the republicans went from defense to offense and retreated to the debt ceiling must be matched by spending cuts. it was the swiftest and most drastic position switch in boehner's speakership. it was not lost on kevin mccarthy who said, "what they'll say after that vote, this is the day of the comeback." maybe if comeback also conotes fractious and uncertain strategy. with no democratic support, the way could go the way of boehner's plan b if just seven republicans break rank. and they still have to contend with the rightward flank. >> you wouldn't believe the number of conservative commentators, hey, you know what, we're going to have to start backing off obama, he's not really a bad guy, not a socialist marxist, he's just a chicago thug. we're becoming isolated on an island here, it's very small. it's a drift out in the middle of nowhere. >> joining us now to discuss this is the sage of capitol hill, nbc's luke russert. luke, it never stops
the academic building as well. we do have local 2's ryan corpsesguard with us now. what is going on there at the scene? >> reporter: we noticed right here behind me this the hospital, the trauma center for our area and we have seen several ambulance come in, specifically these back here from north harris county. over here you can see the volunteer fire department and their ambulance. no confirmation yet from the harris county hospital system as to who was in those ambulances. but i can tell you there was at least -- they came from the area in which the college is located. i've been on the phone trying to get a hold of the hospital system, which, of course, operates ben todd hospital, trying to get information and try to find out what kind of injuries they're seeing and how many patients have been transported here. andy? >> all right, ryan, we'll check back with you later on. >> yeah, that matches emergency services district one is the district of that -- where north harris is right there, lone star college. that is the type ambulance we saw the person loaded into this is footage
with fights ahead. we seen former presidents interacting with paul ryan at left. every four years, a.b., we're able to watch what is about to be a big lunch. to see look how happy they are and realize it is not true. >> this is really nice. chris van hollen, congressman from maryland, actually my congressman speaking with paul ryan on the budget committee together. van hollen is ranking member. he played him in rehearseals for the debates, for joe biden. they look like they're getting along, talking to incoming treasury secretary and hopefully getting ready to have productive conversations in the weeks to come. but it is, it is an interesting time where everyone has been talking today about the majesty of the day, the respect for the process, even if romney had been here, no matter who is here, always festive and always ma jesstic and always serious. it is a day where we feel a lot of pride. everyone on capitol hill, even when they fight they all feel it is a huge honor to be part of this system and taking part in a day like this. they're all from districts around the country. this is a pri
eight, paul ryan took a shot at it to his political peril, it was used against him when he was running for the white house. these politicians, they don't really have the spine for taking a shot at these very, very controversial so-called third rail issues and yet you can see the american people want them to, bill. bill: yeah, i think the other number that i find striking today, four years ago unemployment in the u.s. was 7.8%. and four years later on this very day it is also 7.8% as we see the first family now leave the white house, and again make the procession up to capitol hill. yet, i'm not quite sure how much that will be addressed in terms of the inaugural speech today. it may be brushed with more, perhaps a thematic theme than specific. megyn: you can't imagine he will talk about the unemployment rate which obviously isn't very good in this country and is expected now to stay at at least 7% through 2014. president obama promised if we passed the stimulus we would be no higher than 8%, of course we went up to 10%, now we are still hovering in the high single digits. we are told t
to be an orphan. he certainly has had an opportunity to bring forward a budget or bring up the ryan budget. he's been in a leadership position. he's leaving the senate without fiscal responsibility. they are the ones that haven't passed a budget in over 1,000 days and counting. >>gretchen: wasn't he on the -- was he on one of the super committees or the debt commission? was he on that particular commission to try to come up with a bipartisan plan? >> you know, i apologize. i wasn't on it. ryan was. the fact is, though, that that committee came up with a mixture of tax increases which we've had and spending cuts which we haven't had and haven't had any cooperation with democrats in the senate to begin doing. what you saw, just before we left for the district work period for various activities like meeting with world economic leaders here in davos is we moved it 90 days so we could attempt one more time to pass a budget, something that would allow us to let public and private leaders around the world have confidence in what our spending is going to be and that in fact we're going to pay our debt
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